Infrastructure is interwoven in the various divisions of Sweco: (transport) infrastructure, energy, construction and industry. You can also add urban or landscape infrastructure to the list.
“Infrastructure is the entirety of amenities that are necessary in order to enable a country or an organization, such as a company or an institution, to function properly.” – Wikipedia
Infrastructure is de facto facilitating and constitutes an answer to a problem. Often that problem is defined from a specific perspective as a technical or isolated issue. However, complex projects often pose multiple problems, such that they cannot be easily answered by a simply defined infrastructure project.
Such problems raise numerous challenges: climate, biodiversity, water, the diverse and emancipated society, the construction shift, technological developments, the demand for circular solutions … This multi-faceted nature of the problem calls for an integrated, design-oriented approach.
Such an approach offers the potential to go beyond the purely facilitating aspect of infrastructure. We offer solutions aimed at bringing about a strategic improvement that is complex and future-oriented. In this way, infrastructure can become a lever for addressing broad social challenges.
Supplemented by the broad expertise present within Sweco, BUUR strives to achieve maximum social valorization from infrastructure investments.
We do so by designing it in an integrated and co-creative manner as a spatial lever for reinforced landscapes, a high-quality public space and a guiding location policy.
In so doing, a multidisciplinary and systemic approach and the deployment of an extensive environment management constitute our most important instruments.
In this way we can establish the relationship between project and environment, broaden the scope, and develop collaborations and partnerships.